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NW’s Sterk, Dordt’s Veerbeek win weekly GPAC and NAIA basketball honors

Northwestern's Craig Sterk is the NAIA and GPAC men's basketball player of the week.
Dordt's Ashtyn Veerbeek is the GPAC women's player of the week.

Craig Sterk of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports and NAIA national men’s basketball player-of-the-week.

Sterk, a junior from McBain, Michigan, netted a career-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, his fifth double-double of the season and ninth for his career, in a win over the No. 8 Mustangs. He also scored his 1,000th career point, reaching the milestone with his second basket of the game.

Sterk made 8-of-11 field goal attempts in assuring his team the win and the No.2 seed in the GPAC tournament.

Dordt forward Ashtyn Veerbeek is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports women’s basketball player-of-the-week.

Veerbeek, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa,r her 13th double-double of the season in a 33 point win over Briar Cliff. In addition, she added five assists and five blocked shots to her 13 point, 13 rebound effort.

Brad Pautsch

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